In a December 24 announcement, Microsoft says that the roll-out of DNSSEC and DANE support in Exchange Online will start in mid-January 2022. Because this is a big change for the Exchange Online infrastructure, Microsoft is using a phased deployment which won’t complete until mid-May. Support for DNSSEC and DANE has been coming for a long time, but it’s good that the extra security which these standards bring will be available to Exchange Online tenants.
11 Unmissable Practical 365 Posts from 2021
To finish up 2021, we wanted to share 11 articles that you can't miss and are worth a read (or even a re-read) as you break for the holiday season and get ready for 2022.
Over the past few years, there’s been an escalation in supply chain attacks where an attack on a partner company (like Kaseya or Solarwinds) has a direct effect on customers. A strong security posture is more important than ever as these attacks increase in frequency and sophistication, and this applies to Microsoft partners as well. Lately The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center has reported seeing a significant rise in the number of attacks targeting Microsoft partners with Delegated Admin Permissions (DAP). This article unpacks the major issues around DAP and provides alternative solutions that grant your partner the level of access they need, while still maintaining a strong security posture for your tenant.Read More
Microsoft Sentinel is Microsoft’s log aggregator. Along with other data, Sentinel can ingest events from the Office 365 audit log. Once ingested, we can visualize the data through workbooks. If you have an Azure subscription, it’s surprisingly easy to take advantage of the 31-day trial to see if Sentinel can do a job for your organization. Follow our steps and you’ll be visualizing quickly.Read More
The Microsoft 365 ecosystem is a big place and it’s hard to keep on top of everything. But to start 2022 off with a bang, here are five areas for tenant administrators to consider when they plan how they’ll spend their time in the new year. As always, feel free to disagree and add comments describing what you plan to do in 2022.Read More
For the first episode of 2022, Paul Robichaux and I didn’t think we’d still be talking about Microsoft Exchange. But, here we are – as with the new year, new problems in Exchange On-Premises greeted Exchange admins. On the show this week we discuss Y2K22 first, and then take a deep dive into why 2022 is beginning, yet again, with Exchange On-Premises issues.Read More
Many organizations have regulatory compliance requirements, so naturally they want to meet them, so they spend money. Does spending that money on compliance tools stop your employees from doing crimes and getting you in trouble? Maybe not so much if this prominent case is any evidence.Read More
Viva Learning was launched to GA (General Availability) at Ignite 2021 Fall Edition and rolled out to commercial Microsoft 365 tenants during the last months of 2021.
Your employees will, by default, be able to begin using Viva Learning right away without any IT administrator action to enable it or configure it. Now is the time to get to grips with what is available to configure, and how you can use the built-in functionality to good effect.Read More
Microsoft 365 has many built-in controls to manage how users communicate externally, however, these controls do not generally extend to internal communication. While this is fine in most environments, situations exist where a degree of separation is required to segregate communication across different groups of users. This article details the configuration of Address Book Policies, and how they can be extended to include Teams.Read More